Thursday, August 13, 2009

Oz Rally '09

Rally partner Fiona and Pedro! He is a 1969 Baja Beetle! Vroom! Austrian Alps

Mine Awareness Trust in Kosovo. Visiting a minefield with De-miner, Flora. Some people thought it was funny that I was wearing thongs. Artur, MAT manager, told me that the best way to de-mine is barefooted. In case of an explosion, a foot trapped in a boot would swell and cause major damage, even possibly causing a below the knee amputation, since, you can not have just a foot prosthetic. There yah go!

I'm currently overlanding from London to Sydney supporting No More Landmines charities, Mine Awareness Trust in Kosovo and Cope in Laos. My blog for the Oz Rally is Will return here after November. HugS!!!!

Monday, June 01, 2009

Donating to Charity does Not have to cost an arm and a leg, either one would do.

Overland 2 Oz is raising money for No More Landmines.
One of the projects supported by No More Landmines is the Cope centre in Laos.
During the Vietnam War, the conflict spilled over into Laos in a secret war leaving it one of the most heavily bombed countries in history. Many of these bombs and other devices did not explode at the time. So, even though the war ended in 1975, the country is still littered with a significant amount of UXO's (unexploded ordnance) which also contributes to poverty, hunger and disability on a daily basis.
At Cope victims of landmines and UXO's receive treatment and rehabilitation including the manufacture and fitting off prosthetic limbs.

Fiona and I will be visiting the Cope centre when we reach Laos and we would like to ask people to help in 2 ways. A donation to No More Landmines will go towards supporting projects like cope and also the clearance of Landmines and UXO's. You can donate any amount via our Just Giving page:

Alternatively, if you would like to give a more personal gift, why not donate an arm or a leg to somebody in need. An arm costs $140, a leg $50. Arms and legs can be bought on the cope website:

Please mention Fiona and Rica and the Oz rally when donating so we can keep track of how many people our friends have helped. HugS!!!

Friday, May 29, 2009


We LOVE Uruguay! The people were gorgeous, the food was delicious, and the boliches... Ummm! ;') We were so busy having fun, that we forgot to take photos. These are the only ones I have.

Waiting for Team Norway to get $$$, Again! -Colonia


I think I ate Caprese everyday for like a month, Yum!

Our cute courtyard hotel

Buggy riding, well we tried. It rained as soon as we rented them.

Adorable ;')

Franzi (Ger), Loki (AU), Alan (UK)

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Argentina & Brazil: Iguassu Falls

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